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Reviewing the Reviewer: David Redmon,
This review is from: A General Theory of Crime (Paperback)
I haven't read the book, but I do intend to purchase it based on the unfavorable review of David Redmon. I hadn't encountered a thought process or vocabulary such as his since taking a couple of undergraduate sociology courses for easy A's in the early & mid'70's. I could not avoid breaking up & laughing out loud at my office when I read, "Gaining self-control only ensures that people will remain docile, obediant & less resistant." Far-f___ing out, Man! (I hope he doesn't bring his kids to any restaurant where I'm eating, as I'm sure his disdain for self-control & obediance will be reflected in their running wild & yelling, much to the displeasure of those of us who believe self-control & obediance are frequently virtues.)
This fellow is a caricature of the Leftist/Marxist-chic student so popular when Communism (not to mention a disregard for more traditional values) was perceived to be on the rise 30 some years ago. Although Communism has been consigned to the proverbial junk-heap of history since then--and a long lost respect for traditional values has emerged-- Mr. Redmon no doubt laments those developments, if he's even cognizant of them.
I can't wait to read his other reviews. It will be like entering a time warp & remembering my carefree college days.
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Initial post: Jan 17, 2014 7:32:56 AM PST
Nathaniel B. Shelton says:
Thumbs way up for your review! ;) I couldn't help but chuckle at his review myself. Cheers.
Posted on Mar 16, 2015 5:13:50 PM PDT
johny vegas says:
The interesting thing to know here is when and how self-control and obedience became concepts of "virtue" in Western society??
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